Butler County Times Gazette
  • Obituary: Burma Stanford

  • Burma Stanford, 86, Towanda, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013.
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  • Burma Stanford, 86, of Towanda, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013.
    No visitation. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at Dunsford Funeral Home Chapel. An additional service and interment will take place later in the week at Peques Funeral Home, Saltillo, Miss.
    Burma was born Sept. 21, 1927, to George and Zera (Whittaker) Stanford in Saltillo, Miss. He married Elsie Barnett on Oct.18, 1947, and she preceded him in death on June 30, 1977. He retired from Blue Bell Manufacturing in Industrial Maintenance. After retirement he had his own yard maintenance business. He enjoyed fishing and loved working in his garden. Burma married Evelyn Smith on July 8, 1980, in Tupelo, Miss.
    His survivors include: his spouse, Evelyn Stanford of Towanda; daughter, Carolyn "Sue" Thomas of Towanda; grandchildren, Cindy (Dyke) Hicks of Corpus Christi, Texas, Melissa (Jeramy) Behrens of Towanda; step-grandson, James Scruggs of Jackson, Miss.; great-grandchildren, Ashton Thomas, Chad, Brett and Breeanna Courtney; 3 step-great-grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by is parents; first wife; nine siblings; step-grandson, Lemuel Scruggs.
    Arrangements by Dunsford Funeral Home, Augusta.
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